MUSC 118 History of Music in Film • 5 Cr.
Presents a comprehensive survey of the history of film music from the genre's precursory influences to the present day. Topics include: historically significant film composers from the Hollywood and international scenes, genre specific film scoring trends and compositional techniques, and an overview of the film music business. Recommended: College level reading and writing skills. Past experience performing or composing music is helpful but not necessary.
Recommended: College level reading and writing skills. Past experience performing or composing music is helpful but not necessary.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Summarize the history of music in film from the silent era to the present day through written papers, examination, and class discussion.
- Recognize and define terminology associated with the film music profession as well as the techniques involved in the creation of film music.
- Recognize and describe the characteristics and developments that define each sub-genre of film and its accompanying music.
- Employ methods for synthesizing, analyzing and describing the visual and aural combination inherent in film within written assignments and class discussions.
- Aurally identify the various styles of film music and the music of important film composers.
- Define and apply the six elements of music (melody, harmony, rhythm, timbre, style and structure) to a written or oral analysis of film music.